Shorter casting fishing poles are graphite, but these really long poles (most made in
China) are not used for casting but just to kind of float fish - (they're 18 feet
or more fully telescoped out). They're usually around $12-20 at most big outlet type
sporting goods stores. They *are* painted black on the outside, but on the inside is
the orange-brown spiral tubing. The largest section at the base is about Estes D
It smells like phenolic - (I guess that's the easiest test.)
> > An interesting source of fairly small diameter phenolic tubing is those 18' long
> > telescoping fishing rods. I bought 3 at local closeout for $10 for all, and the
> > nesting tubing is tapered - where'ya gonna find that?
> There are several applications for nesting tapered tube -- but I think
> you'll find all of it is epoxy/glass, rather than phenolic. I'm
> practically certain that fishing rod isn't phenolic -- those things have
> to flex, and phenolic isn't really very good at that.
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